NHL Hockey Predictions Tonight 1/12/16
Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders
7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Money Line Odds: NY Islanders -194 / Columbus +174
NHL Starting Goalies Tonight 1/12/16
- Columbus Blue Jackets -> REFER HERE FOR CONFIRMED GOALTENDER
- New York Islanders -> Thomas Greiss
Thomas Greiss allowed five goals on 41 shots in Sunday’s 6-5 win over the Dallas Stars. The 29-year-old has won three of his last four contests, but he’s given up nine goals in his last two starts. He has a 12-6-2 record with a 2.33 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage this season.
Columbus Blue Jackets Preview
Despite the addition of Brandon Saad the Jackets offensive end of the ice only ranks 20th in scoring, potting just 2.5 goals per game and 16th in power play conversions 18.2% – at least their power play department is near average, I guess.
Due to Sergei Bobrovsky still on IR they have allowed 3.92 goals oer game in their last 14 games.
The league’s worst team has lost three straight, including a home-and-home set with Carolina in which it fell 4-1 on Friday and 4-3 in overtime on Saturday. The Blue Jackets rallied from a three-goal deficit the second night.
New York Islanders Preview
The Isles were a top 10 offensive team early in the season but they have down trended to 13th, putting up 2.6 goals per game, while converting on just 17.8% of their power play chances, which is 22nd in the league. OUCH!
John Tavares has gone three straight games without adding to his team-high total of 15 goals. Frans Nielsen has 14 goals, with none in his last four games.
NY Islanders rank 12th in goals allowed, allowing 2.5 goals per game, while allowing teams to convert on just 13.6% of their power play chances, which is 2nd in the league.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders Prediction 1/12/16
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